Tuesday, April 30, 2013

New Love

I had the honor of spending the evening with a darling bride-to-be. She and her prince will be married in 45 days. (Not that she's counting.) New love. It's a beautiful thing.


Monday, April 29, 2013

Happy Monday

I can already tell this will be one of those long weeks that feels too short because nothing gets done.


Sunday, April 28, 2013


Sometimes it's really, truly best to let go of what you imagined and accept what actually is. This might be the secret to a happy life.


Saturday, April 27, 2013


Today included one of the dumber moments of my life: I ended up at urgent care after cutting the skin off my knuckle with a pair of scissors.
You're thinking, "How does that happen?"
Well, I'm very talented, and you really have to be a professional in clumsiness to pull this off.
My dad said, "I think it must be nice to have coordinated children. I wouldn't know."
Poor man. It really isn't just me.
My sister once required 13 stitches to mend her foot after jumping through (instead of over) a glass table.
My brother, Joseph, broke his arm falling off the neighbors' bush in their front yard.
My brother, Jimmy, fell through the attic ceiling.
I fractured my arm twice and chipped my front teeth. The first fracture was due to a jungle-gym incident. The second time was a full-body experience that including breaking my teeth when I went head first over the handle bars of my bike.
(Trust me. This is not an exhaustible list.)
In the grand scheme of things, today's incident was minor: three stitches, antibiotics three times a day for a week, plus my dad would like me to stop using scissors for the rest of my life.


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

About Choices ...

A few that are always right:
1. Joy.
2. Love.
3. Forgiveness. 
4. Trying again (and again).


Monday, April 22, 2013

Multiple Choice

The difference between a multiple choice test in school and one in real life is this:
In school, one of the answers was right even if they all looked wrong.
In life, when all of the answers look wrong, it's time to find some more choices.


Thursday, April 18, 2013


I always want mercy to be shown to me. You know, like undeserved kindness and forgiveness. Which I think means I better practice giving undeserved kindness and forgiveness to others.


Wednesday, April 17, 2013


The best news about Wednesday is that it's followed by Thursday and then Friday.


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Few Things

1. At noon today, I realized my shirt was on backwards. My coworker assures me she hadn't noticed.

2. Last week I made a huge fruit salad for work, and then I forgot to clean out the container for five days. Big mistake. Fermented pineapple juice smells remarkably like a stinky feet gym locker.

3. This video is making its way around Facebook. It's worth watching.


Monday, April 15, 2013


I feel like this world is hardly recognizable with all it's senseless violence. God bless those who have witnessed these horrible acts against humanity. You're in our prayers.


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sunday Celebrations

Sundays are sweet, especially when Mass is filled with children making their First Communion and the after party includes ice cream sundaes.


Saturday, April 13, 2013

Sleepy Saturday

Saturdays don't have the same production requirements as the other days. So I view the fact that I didn't spend the whole day in my pajamas and I took a shower as a huge success.


Friday, April 12, 2013


If we don't push our limits, how will we know where they are?


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Lost & Found

I seem to have misplaced my creativity. This happens. The trick is to keep looking until it shows up.


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Cheap & Natural

My friend Amy launched a new site today: http://www.cheapandnatural.com/. Amy is a thoughtful and real mama. She has great ideas about parenting, living and eating naturally while on a budget. I'm so excited to learn from her.


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Build a School in the Cloud

Watch this, and you'll rethink the limits you put on learning ~ for yourself and others. Truly inspirational.


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Oh, Joseph

Years ago, my friend Kaecey commented that it had to be hard to be St. Joseph.
If you're living with the Mother of God and the Son of God, when something goes wrong, it must be your fault.
I think it was kind of an accidental reflection. But I find it sweetly enduring. 

St. Joseph, protector of the family, pray for us! 


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Complaint Department

File this under First World Problems:
My mouth wash (which I've recently been using twice a day in an attempt to improve oral hygiene) makes my tongue and everything I eat taste weird for hours and hours after I've used it.


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Be Fearless

"Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch." ~Blessed Pope John Paul II


Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy Easter

"Never let anything so fill you with sorrow as to make you forget the joy of the Risen Christ." ~Blessed Mother Teresa


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